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Business brief 2011: Venezuela

Venezuela01-01-2011Patricia Hoet-Limbourg

There haven’t been any significant changes or developments in Venezuela over the last year that IP professionals and owners need to be aware of.

The doubtful future of public private partnerships

Brazil01-12-2010Otto Licks and Felipe Mesquita

The relative stability of the Brazilian economy and the large amount of public funds earmarked for the national health budget have sparked the interest of the pharmaceutical industry.

Facelift for trademark oppositions?: Canada's proposed amendments

Canada01-12-2010Dr. Victoria Carrington and Nihan Keser

CIPO recently announced proposed amendments to the Trademarks Regulations in anticipation of both reducing the operational costs for businesses and increasing the overall effectiveness of trademark opposition procedures.

Administrative enforcement of patents

China01-12-2010Stephen Yang

Administrative enforcement of IP rights has long been a characteristic of the Chinese IP enforcement system.

The language barrier when searching and understanding prior art

EPO01-12-2010Marianne Holme

There is high demand for better translation tools to improve the understanding of prior patent art in languages other than the official languages of the European Patent Office.

Pharmaceutical patent proceedings

Finland01-12-2010Petri Eskola and Markus Lampinen

In Finland, patent litigation proceedings are handled in the first instance by the District Court of Helsinki.

Trademark functions in practice: the Opel-Blitz-II case

Germany01-12-2010Jens Künzel

The decision in Opel-Blitz II, handed down by the Federal Supreme Court of Germany in January 2010, concerns the use of a trademark of a well-known German automobile manufacturer on miniature replica toy cars.

Trademark infringement and revocation

Hungary01-12-2010Eszter Szakács

An essential characteristic of the patent litigation system in Hungary is that patent infringement proceedings and revocation proceedings are strictly separate.

Oppositions, obviousness and other stories

Israel01-12-2010Dr. Michael Factor

Merck’s patent application entitled Method for Inhibiting Bone Resorption covers an increased unit dose of alendronate and other bisphosphonates for the treatment of Paget’s disease and osteoporosis.

Geographical indications in Japan

Japan01-12-2010Ryo Maruyama

The legal system relating to geographical indications in Japan is divided into three major categories.

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